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Ministry of Social Affairs and Health requests comments on draft bill on processing of client data in healthcare and social welfare

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 24.1.2022 14.28
Press release 19/2022

The proposed new act on the processing of client data would bring together provisions on the processing of client data in healthcare and social welfare, i.e. the provisions on data protection, document handling, national information system services and information management guidance.

The legislative basis for information management in healthcare and social welfare would thereby form a clear, coherent and comprehensive package that meets the requirements of the Constitution of Finland and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation while supporting the development of the healthcare and social welfare service system and its services and the integration of healthcare and social welfare. 

The proposal for a new act on the processing of client data in healthcare and social welfare includes provisions on, for example, the conditions for processing client data in healthcare and social welfare, secrecy, disclosure of client data, and client documents in healthcare and social welfare. The legislative proposal concerning information systems includes the provisions on national information system services in healthcare and social welfare and other information systems used in the processing of client data in healthcare and social welfare.

The deadline for submitting comments is XX March 2022

Comments on the draft bill can be submitted until XX March 2022.

Inquiries:

Joni Komulainen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 163 453, [email protected]
Anna Kärkkäinen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 2951 63702, [email protected]

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